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A week after Covid-19 vaccine trial goes on pause, Johnson & Johnson and FDA won’t reveal critical details

A week after Covid-19 vaccine trial goes on pause, Johnson & Johnson and FDA won’t reveal critical details

Despite repeated claims they’re committed to transparency, Johnson & Johnson and the US Food and Drug Administration still aren’t revealing crucial details one week after the pharmaceutical giant’s Covid-19 vaccine trial went on pause. Public health experts have encouraged transparency in the Covid-19 vaccine clinical trials, considering that hundreds of millions of Americans will eventually…MORE

Supreme Court to hear challenges to Trump border wall funding and asylum policies

Supreme Court to hear challenges to Trump border wall funding and asylum policies

The Supreme Court said on Monday it would take up cases concerning President Donald Trump’s border wall and a controversial policy that requires asylum seekers to remain in Mexico as they await hearings in the United States. The border wall and asylum policy, informally known as “remain in Mexico,” have been cornerstones of the Trump…MORE

Sacha Baron Cohen explains how he crashed Pence speech dressed as Trump

Sacha Baron Cohen explains how he crashed Pence speech dressed as Trump

Actor Sacha Baron Cohen says he has “had a longstanding distaste for the president,” but that didn’t stop him from impersonating him. The actor talked to the New York Times about donning a prosthetic face and body and showing up at Vice President’s Mike Pence speech at a Conservative Political Action Conference last February. “Obviously,…MORE

CVS is filling thousands of pharmacy jobs to battle coronavirus

CVS is filling thousands of pharmacy jobs to battle coronavirus

CVS Health is hiring 15,000 more employees in addition to the 50,000 previously hired as it braces for an onslaught of more Covid-19 and flu cases. The chain said Monday that more than 10,000 of the positions will be a mix of full-time and part-time positions for licensed pharmacy technicians. In addition to their normal…MORE

The oil industry is in crisis. ConocoPhillips is doubling down

The oil industry is in crisis. ConocoPhillips is doubling down

Despite the gloom-and-doom in the oil industry and the specter of a blue wave in Washington, ConocoPhillips is doubling down on crude by making a major acquisition. Conoco on Monday announced a $9.7 billion all-stock takeover of Concho Resources, a fracker squarely focused on the Permian Basin, the massive West Texas oilfield at the heart…MORE